XLP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    October 24, 2016
    Find out how sector ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  2. Behind McDonald's 283% Rise in 10 Years (MCD)

    August 8, 2016
    Take a look behind McDonald's share price history to determine what drives the stock.
  3. Consumer Staples: ETF (XLP) vs. Mutual Fund (VHGEX) Study

    July 15, 2016
    Discover how XLP, the Consumer Staples Select Sector ETF performs against VHGEX, the Vanguard Global Equity Fund.
  4. A Look at the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP, ...

    July 5, 2016
    Components of the XLP are projected to yield an average earnings growth rate of 8.60% in the next three to five years.
  5. Dotcom vs. Today: 3 Reasons Why U.S. Equities Are More Dangerous

    July 4, 2016
    Explore the factors that make the end of the current bull market more dangerous than the dotcom bubble, and why investors ...
  6. Consumer Staples Could Offer Relief From Brexit (KO, PG)

    June 28, 2016
    Consumer staple stocks could soon play catch-up with utilities, bonds, precious metals and other defensive groups benefiting ...
  7. 3 Cases Against Buying XLP

    June 19, 2016
    Discover some reasons why the consumer staples sector might be one that investors should avoid, despite its recent strong ...
  8. SPDR: Top 5 High Dividend-Yield Sector ETFs (XLRE, XLU)

    June 17, 2016
    Learn about the risk factors present in several high dividend-yielding sector ETFs, and discover which sector investors may ...
  9. With Another Rate Hike Unlikely, Are XLP and XLU Still Attractive?

    June 6, 2016
    Discover how utilities and consumer staples stocks have fared lately, and learn whether or not each is an attractive investment ...
  10. ETF Investing: Is XLP Consumer Staples Still a Buy?

    May 31, 2016
    Get a review of State Street's Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, and find out why this ETF may be a wise buy for investors ...
  11. Which Consumer-Related ETFs Should Investors Buy? (XLY, XLP)

    May 31, 2016
    Analyze the fundamental performance and valuation of XLY and XLP to determine why XLY has grown faster. Find out which ETF ...
  12. Avoid These Weak Sector ETFs (XLU, XLP)

    May 19, 2016
    These three sector ETFs ranked worst in performance over the last week and last month.
  13. ETF Case Study: Assessing YOY U.S. Equity Sector Performance ...

    May 11, 2016
    Find out how the sectors have performed year over year, with a look at the Select Sector Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts ...
  14. XLP: 3 Most Attractive Components of Consumer Staples ETF

    May 11, 2016
    Discover the top three undervalued components of the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which stocks may ...
  15. The Outlook For These Hot Sector ETFs (XLP, XLU)

    April 7, 2016
    These three sector ETFs are currently strong. Here's the outlook for whether they will stay that way.
  16. The 3 Largest Consumer Noncyclical ETFs (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Find out which consumer noncyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest, in terms of most assets under management, ...
  17. Consumer Staples ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Learn about how the consumer staples sector reacts in times of market volatility and discover which ETFs in this sector have ...
  18. Consumer Staples ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLP, VDC)

    April 2, 2016
    Find out how the consumer staples sector is performing year-to-date in 2016, and which are its best- and worst-performing ...
  19. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, PG)

    March 23, 2016
    Find out which dividend-paying consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered the best in their fund category ...
  20. Consumer Staple Stocks Are Poised to Pop

    March 23, 2016
    These strong uptrends suggest that consumer staples is the sector where you want to put your money.
  21. (XLP) Consumer Staples SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the key holdings of the Consumer Staples Select SPDR Fund. Learn about the top five holdings and what their recent ...
  22. 4 Defensive ETFs Worth Your While (VHT, PGX)

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) would be well worth your consideration when deploying a defensive investment ...
  23. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  24. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    March 9, 2016
    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  25. XLP Vs. VDC: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Discover the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF and the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, which are exchange-traded funds ...
  26. This ETF Just Might Help You Sleep at Night (XLP)

    March 1, 2016
    This ETF offers growth, resiliency, diversification and a low expense ratio...and it just might help you sleep at night.
  27. Picking Single Stocks? Don't Waste Your Time (XLP, VIG)

    October 19, 2015
    A buy and hold strategy with individual stocks presents significant risks at this time. Consider these two alternatives instead.
  28. Invest In Consumer Staples With This ETF

    August 5, 2015
    The consumer staples sector is showing signs of strength in a weak market. We'll take a look at a couple ways to make a trade.
  29. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    April 16, 2015
    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  30. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  31. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    October 31, 2014
    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  32. Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  33. ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett

    February 7, 2013
    Warren Buffett hasn't shown much of an interest in ETFs. However, for retail investors, ETFs remove some of the risk of stock ...
  34. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  35. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  36. 6 ETFs You Can Use To Bet Against The U.S. Dollar

    March 7, 2011
    The world is losing faith in the U.S. dollar, but these ETFs can help investors protect their portfolios.
  37. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.